Areas of Practice
Family Based Immigration & Naturalization
One of the most common ways for people to get a green card is through a family member. U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents may be able to help certain members of their families to immigrate to the United States. '
This is a two-step process. First, the U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident files a family visa petition. Second, the foreign national relative files an application to become a permanent resident. Each step involves different legal and factual issues. In our family-based immigration practice, we help reunite families from around the world so they can build a life and a future, together in the United States. Family-based immigration matters, including family-based petitions, relative visas, fiancé(e) visas and marriage visas, can be complex and confusing, let us help you navigate this process, and advocate for you and your family member(s), every step of the way!
HUMANITARIAN RELIEF FOR CRIME VICTIMS
Here at the Law Office of Alicia R. Kinsman, we assist vulnerable individuals who have suffered serious harm and are seeking to remain safe and secure, in the United States. Humanitarian immigration relief may be available to those fleeing serious harm, or "persecution," in their home country, or to certain individuals seeking to free and protect themselves from dangerous situations and/or individuals, within the United States. Schedule an initial consultation appointment to discuss whether or not you and/or your family members, may be eligible to apply for humanitarian immigration relief. Some examples of these case types are:
Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Self-Petitions, for victims of domestic violence who are the child, parent, or current/former spouse of a US citizen or green card holder.
U Nonimmigrant Status “U Visa”, which offers immigration protection for certain victims of qualifying crimes. Qualifying crimes include rape, sexual assault, domestic violence, kidnapping, felony assault, and other serious crimes. ·
T Nonimmigrant status, or the “T Visa” provides immigration protection to individuals who may have been lured to the US or recruited to work certain jobs, under the false pretenses of good pay and better lives, and then forced to work or provide services, under abusive conditions.
REMOVAL DEFENSE & OTHER RELIEF
The Law Office of Alicia R. Kinsman provides legal representation in a variety of other case types, including:
-Post-Removal ("Deportation") Relief
-Extreme Hardship Waivers
-Prosecutorial Discretion Requests
-Deferred Action Requests, including renewal of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
-Immigration Options for Military Families, including Parole in Place.